Conference Schedule of Events

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: BREAKFAST AND SIGN-IN

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: FIRST SESSION

Panel A: METHODS AND DOING ETHNOGRAPHY
Assembly Hall
Discussant: Omar McRoberts, University of Chicago

Adriana Brodyn, University of Chicago
Meet the Bully Bloggers: Queer Methods and (Academic) Blogging as Participatory Media

Caroline DeWick, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stimulus for Socializing

Lwendo Moonzwe, University of Connecticut
Disseminating the Results of a Mixed Method Ethnographic Study to Community Residents in Zambia

Laura Orrico, University of California, Los Angeles
‘Tales of the (Gendered) Field:’ ‘Doing Gender’ in Ethnographic Research

Panel B: ACCULTURATION AND CULTURAL FLOWS
Tiffin Boardroom
Discussant: Simone Ispa-Landa, Northwestern University

Ashley Drake, University of Chicago
Transacting Identity: Applying Fiske’s Relational Models Theory to a Transnational Bamiléké Hometown Association

Anne Lin, State University of New York, Albany
Transnational Culture Flows in East Asia—a case study on the cultural and symbolic exchange among Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea

Umoloyouvwe Onomake, University of Sussex
There is a Function to Attend: Tracing the Social Interactions of Chinese and Nigerian Actors

Elizabeth Jefferis Terrien, University of Chicago
Community Social Control of Immigrant Latinos: Acculturation Processes of Dog Caretaking Practices

Panel C: FOOD AND CULTURE I
Coulter Lounge
Discussant: Paul-Brian McInerney, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kia Hall, American University 
Developing Community, Preserving Culture: Competing Goals of the Garifuna Ereba Makers of Honduras

Sharif Islam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The moral trajectory of lawful eating: Halal meat consumption in Chicago

Katrina Quisumbing King, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Identity Contained: Symbolic Object Use and the Process of Group Formation

Trisha Tiamzon, University of Connecticut
Hippies, Yuppies, Health Freaks, and Food Geeks: Alternative Foodies from the View of the Farm

Panel D: OCCUPATIONAL CULTURE
Home Room
Discussant: Daniel Menchik, Michigan State University

David Ansari, University of Chicago
Cultural Expertise and Triage: Mediation and Treatment Management in Psychiatric Services in Paris

Carolyn Ly, Yale University
Brotherhood Under Fire: An Ethnographic Examination of the Reproduction of Occupational Culture

Kellie Owens, Northwestern University
Epistemic Strategies and Boundary Objects in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture vs. Christian Science

Monte Staton, Loyola University Chicago
Professional Roles and Workplace Culture in Midwestern Mental Health Courts

Panel E: SURVEILLANCE AND SECURITY
National Room
Discussant: Christena Nippert-Eng, Illinois Institute of Technology

Kyla Bourne, University of Chicago
Space, Surveillance and Security Culture: An Ethnography of Urban Struggle in Chicago

Daanika Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Legal means, extralegal ends: Constructing the role of the legal system in drug treatment court

Remi Hajjar, Northwestern University
Military Warriors as Peacekeeper-Diplomats: Building Productive Relationships with Foreign Counterparts in the Contemporary Military Advising Mission

David Schalliol, University of Chicago
This is Still Our Neighborhood: Collectively Defining Disorder and its Abatement

10:30 AM-11:45 AM: SECOND SESSION

Panel A: SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM
Assembly Hall
Discussant: Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University

Richard Kaminski, University of Chicago
To Serve and Protect: Face-Work and Emotional Labor Amongst Bartenders

Kathryn Panger, Northern Illinois University
Idols and the Threat of Unhappiness: The Use of Talk to Enforce Feeling Rules among Evangelical Christians

Ashley Reichelmann, Northeastern University
It’s just about being fully human! : A Micro-sociological Study of Woman and Witch as a Fluid Identity in Everyday Life

Jasmin Sandelson, Harvard University
‘I cried and then I tweeted it’: teens online, off the streets and out of trouble

Panel B: CHANGING COMMUNITIES
Tiffin Boardroom
Discussant: Richard Taub, University of Chicago

Beth DuFault, University of Arizona
The Last English Mass in Watts: The Experience of Stayers in a Changing Urban Landscape

Carol Garza, The New School
Urban Development and Renewal: A Study of Space, Gentrification, Reverse White Flight and the Uprooting of Black Americans

Michael Muñiz, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Embers Continue to Burn: Race and Class in a 21st Century South Texas Boomtown

Panel C: FOOD AND CULTURE II
Coulter Lounge
Discussant: Molly Doane, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sharon Cornelissen, The New School
Eating from the Trash: Becoming a Dumpster Diver

Connor Fitzmaurice, Boston University
Deploying Taste: Managing Cultural Repertoires in Boston’s Food Truck Economy

Esther HsuBorger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Contradictory Cultural Codes of Conscientious Consumption

Cate Irvin, Tulane University
Transforming Place Through Food: The Cultural World of the Food Truck Industry in New Orleans

Panel D: AESTHETICS
Home Room
Discussant: Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University

Shermeen Bano, The New School
Re-Enchanting Space; Ethnographic Explorations of Zhikr at Sufi Lodge In Manhattan

Katherine Everhart, Vanderbilt University
Everything but the Funnel Cake: Aesthetic Display and Performance in the University of Puerto Rico Student Movement of 2010

Samuel Shaw, Vanderbilt University
Scene Logics: Local Visibility in a Global Field

Hannah Wohl, Northwestern University
Communities of Sense: Maintaining Good Taste in an Erotic Arts Club

Panel E: SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
National Room
Discussant: Reuben Miller, Loyola University Chicago

Rasha Aly, University of Cincinnati 
Children and Domestic Violence

Jennifer Cossyleon, Loyola University Chicago
“You Can’t Hide the Pain”: Voices of Women Living in a Chicago Transitional Home

Doug Engelman, Northern Illinois University
The Effects of Drop-In Center Participation On Stigma Reduction And Resocialization Among Those With Serious Mental Illness

Curtis Smith, University of Texas at El Paso
An Organizational Analysis of the Culture Among Homeless Services: A system of funding that provides for the cultivation of additional stigmas for the homeless

12:00 PM-1:15 PM: LUNCH, PLENARY SPEAKER JEFFREY KIDDER

1:30 PM-2:45 PM: THIRD SESSION

Panel A: GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Assembly Hall
Discussant: Judith Wittner, Loyola University Chicago

Florence Adibu, Northwestern University
Gender, Race, and Class: The Relationship Between Empregadas Domesticas and their Patroas

Valerie Cannon, Florida International University
If You Can’t Play Nice, Play Roller Derby: Investigating Gender Performativity In Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby

Yu-Kang Fan, University of Southern California
Manufacturing Gender: The Construction of Masculine Servility of Thai Migrants to Taiwan

Amie Levesque, Northeastern University
‘Allies’ and ‘Safe-Spaces’: High School Student and Teacher-Sponsor Constructions of Meanings in a Gay-Straight Alliance

Panel B: EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Tiffin Boardroom
Discussant: Michael R. Corey, University of Chicago

Allison Ballweber, Northern Illinois University
Education Reform and School Turnaround: Ethnography of Bradwell School of Excellence

Vontrese Deeds, Northwestern University
Organizational ‘failure’ and institutional pluralism: A case study of an urban school closure

May George, Davidson College
How the teacher makes a sense of teaching: focus on deliberate practices

Cayce Hughes, University of Chicago
Purposeful sexism or relic of the past: How STEM doctoral students account for the gender gap among STEM Faculty

Panel C: TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITY AND CULTURE
Coulter Lounge
Discussant: Andy Clarno, University of Illinois at Chicago

Crystal Jackson, Loyola University Chicago
A Tale of Two Diasporas: How Organizational Action Mediates Historical Crises Among Ethnic Minorities in the U.S.

Victoria Russo, Loyola University Chicago
Culture and Life Course Expectations of Transnational Professionals

Ryan Sporer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nativist Sentiment and Nativist Social Movements

Catherine L. Thorkelson, Princeton University
Swedish on Paper, but Not Inside: Ethnic Identification among Stockholm Youth

Panel D: GENTRIFICATION AND DISTINCTION
Home Room
Discussant: Samuel Shaw, Vanderbilt

Michael Gibson, University of Arizona
Temporal Distinctions and Relation to Convention in Claims to Authenticity Among Cultural Producers

Mario Hernandez, The New School
Fashion as a Homology of Difference

Kevin Loughran, Northwestern University
Parks for Profit: The Urban Growth Machine and the Case of the High Line

Jeffrey Parker, University of Chicago
Fear and loathing: the business community, hipness, and the specter of other neighborhoods in the Wicker Park gentrification story

Panel E: CULTURAL CAPITAL AND SOCIAL BOUNDARIES
National Room
Discussant: Juan Martinez, University of Illinois at Chicago

Omar Pereyra, Brown University
Making Buildings Work: Social Boundaries and Collective Capacity in a Latin American Middle-Class Neighborhood

Jessica Petersen, Northern Illinois University
Sameness and Difference in the Tea Party

Jessica Sutherland, University of Toronto
Youth Bail Court in Toronto, Canada: Field Observations

Emily Wetzel, University of Cincinnati 
Our brand of hip hop: Hip hop as an alternative form of cultural capital

3:00 PM-4:15 PM: FOURTH SESSION

Panel A: RACE AND COMMUNITIES
Assembly Hall
Discussant: Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University

Clinton Boyd Jr, DePaul University
The Inner-City Black Male in Transition: Hegemonic Masculinity, Marginalized Fatherhood, and the Call for Strategic Policy Reform

Jan Doering, University of Chicago
Challenged Whiteness? Racial Readings and Challenges in Neighborhood Watch Groups

Juan Martinez, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brokering from the Boundaries: Latino Middlemen and Ethno-Political Cleavages in a Suburban Community

Ronald Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Making It in Milwaukee: How High-Achieving African-American Leaders Beat the Odds

Panel B: ORGANIZATIONS AND POVERTY
Tiffin Boardroom
Discussant: Greg Scott, DePaul University

Theresa Anasti, University of Chicago
Organizational Efforts to Improve Representation and Inclusion in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Will Bryerton, Louisiana State University
Serving the Suburban Poor: A Comparison of Suburban Anti-poverty Organizations and Community Development Corporations

Russell Madajewski, Loyola University Chicago
Feeding the Poor: The Interactions of Not-For-Profit Organizations and Decision Making of Food Pantry Leaders

Panel C: COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
Coulter Lounge
Discussant: William Sites, University of Chicago

Paola Castaño, University of Chicago
Emblematic Communities as Laboratories: Victimhood and Experimentation in Colombia

Jon Gordon, New York University
Legitimization of Non-State Actors and Violence in Colombia

Chloe Taft, Yale University
Church Closures, Plant Shutdowns, and the Crisis in Ethnic Community in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Panel D: SUBCULTURES
Home Room
Discussant: Katherine Everhart, Vanderbilt University

Nazario Robles Bastida, University of Calgary
Of Fans, Stigma and Carnivals: Identity Formation within a Heretical Community

Derek Cooper, University of Toronto
Dropped Gloves and the Roar of a Crowd: An Ethnography of Violent Subculture in Canadian Hockey

Kimberly Lucas, Brandeis University
Take Me As I Am: Modern Roller Derby, Subculture and the Quest for Cooptation

Jordan Todd, University of the Fraser Valley
The ‘Lacking’ Narrative: Why Intentional Community Members Choose To Live A More Demanding Lifestyle

Panel E: TRAVEL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
National Room
Discussant: Claire Decoteau, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lauren Eldridge, University of Chicago
Haitian Band Camp

Benjamin Ross, University of Chicago
A Typology of the Tourist: Ethnic Tourism in a Midwestern Chinatown

Marko Salvaggio, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Backpacker Mobilities in Central America: Ideology, Practice, and Tourism

4:30 PM-6:30 PM: PLENARY SPEAKER DAVID GRAZIAN, RECEPTION

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